Beyond Blue
August 2007 Archives

After Eric read the latest story about Mother Teresa’s crisis of faith, he turned to me and said, “I don’t get it. All you religious types are depressed. What came first? The depression or the religion? . . . And …Read More

Back in 2003, Beliefnet’s Rome correspondent Father Raymond J. de Souza interviewed Brian Kolodiejchuk, the Missionary of Charity priest who is advancing Mother Teresa’s sainthood cause and the editor of the new compilation of Mother Teresa’s writings. Here are a …Read More

This morning I read the following hymn in my devotional, “Magnificat.” The words could have been composed by Mother Teresa, because, like her most personal writings edited and compiled by Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C., they speak of finding the light in …Read More

Fellow Beliefnet blogger and bestselling author Bruce Feiler believes that Mother Teresa’s crisis of faith makes her more human. To read his blog post about the modern saint, click here.

I was moved by these words Rod Dreher wrote on his blog post about Mother Teresa: Verily, verily I say unto you, Mother Teresa of Calcutta is the patron saint for a world that has lost its ability to believe, …Read More

“The human heart is exquisitely fragile,” Catholic author and columnist Ron Rolheiser writes in his annual column on suicide. “Our judgments need to be gentle, our understanding deep, and our forgiveness wide.” I am grateful to reader Babs for leading …Read More

I like what Beliefnet’s Ellen Leventry has to say about the media coverage regarding Owen Wilson’s attempted suicide. To read her blog post “Owen Wilson: Media has Gone Too Far,” click here. It begins: I am not easily offended or …Read More

Tony Hicks wrote an interesting article on how the public responds to reports of celebrity depression. To read his piece, “Yes, Stars Like Owen Wilson Can Hurt, Too,” click here. It begins: Shouldn’t Owen Wilson be immune to misery? He’s …Read More

Click here to visit my gallery of celebrities who struggle from depression, and what spiritual lessons I’ve learned from them.

“If I ever become a saint—I will surely be one of ‘darkness,’” Mother Teresa wrote in September of 1959. “I will continually be absent from heaven—to light the light of those in darkness on earth.” Two years earlier she wrote …Read More